A recent scientific expedition in Madagascar’s Ankeniheny-Zahamena rainforests has found evidence of the greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) in twice the number of locations it was previously believed to inhabit.
Believed to be the world’s most endangered lemur, with less than 100 remaining in the wild, this discovery by a team of researchers from CI and partner organizations spells hope for this and other species that may have higher numbers than have been recorded.
Local conservationists believe that the support from local communities is playing a key role in the protection of important lemur habitat. The lemurs’ presence in the forest underscored the importance of the new protected area that is being created in the region.
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